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Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft refuels F/A-18 Super Hornet
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Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft refuels F/A-18 Super Hornet

The capability demonstrated that the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aircraft can carry out primary aerial refuelling mission. Boeing and the US Navy have demonstrated the first-ever aerial refuelling between a manned and unmanned aircraft. The MQ-25 Stingray test vehicle performed its first mid-air tanking mission with a navy F/A-18 Super Hornet on 4 June. During the test flight, the MQ-25...

Turkish Air Force and navy acquire new version of Anka-S drone
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Turkish Air Force and navy acquire new version of Anka-S drone

The Turkish military has taken delivery of the next-generation variant of its Anka drone, Yeni Akit newspaper reported on Sunday. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the manufacturer of the Anka, delivered four newly configured Anka-S drones to the military, according to the newspaper. Two of these drones will serve in the navy while the Turkish Air Force will...

Airbus eyes Air Combat Cloud role on Tempest
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Airbus eyes Air Combat Cloud role on Tempest

Airbus is seeking a role in developing the Air Combat Cloud pillar of the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), of which the Tempest fighter is a crucial component. Speaking to Janes at the company’s space facility in Portsmouth, the managing director of Airbus Defence and Space (DS) in the United Kingdom said that he would be...

U.S. Special Operations advances Bronco II aircraft from prototype to flying phase
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U.S. Special Operations advances Bronco II aircraft from prototype to flying phase

The US Special Operations Command has chosen an aircraft to help operators out in austere environments- and it looks awfully similar to an older, tried-and-true warhorse. Defense company Leidos was issued a contract for the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Armed Overwatch aircraft prototype program, allowing the Bronco II to move forward. The Bronco II,...

MEDUSA is U.S. Navy’s secret minelaying submarine
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MEDUSA is U.S. Navy’s secret minelaying submarine

Like its predecessors, the Very Lightweight Torpedo will likely be powered by the Stored Chemical Energy Propulsion System (SCEPS). Smaller torpedoes would allow submarines to carry much greater weapon loads. In May 2020, Northrop Grumman announced successful testing of their new Very Lightweight Torpedo. According to their press release, “the successful testing of the torpedo nose on the...

US officials can’t explain UFOs, but aliens not ruled out – Report
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US officials can’t explain UFOs, but aliens not ruled out – Report

There is no evidence that unexplained aerial phenomena spotted in recent years by US military personnel are aliens, an upcoming government report has found, according to a New York Times report, but officials still can’t explain the mysterious aircraft. The newspaper, which cited senior administration officials briefed on the findings of the highly anticipated report,...

Turkey’s ULAQ USV completes first live-firing trial
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Turkey’s ULAQ USV completes first live-firing trial

Turkey’s ULAQ unmanned surface vehicle (USV) prototype has been put through its first live-firing trial on 26 and 27 May, its developers have announced. The ULAQ is an armed USV being developed under a joint venture between Ares Shipyard and defence electronics company Meteksan. The ULAQ programme was first announced to the public in October...

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